Fines issued for 15 illegal campfires in B.C. last week - InfoNews

Current Conditions

20.6°C

Fines issued for 15 illegal campfires in B.C. last week

The price of disobeying the province-wide fire ban is $1,150.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Conservation Officer Service
July 20, 2017 - 9:31 AM

Much of the province is burning and shockingly, some people are still having campfires despite the province-wide ban and state of emergency due to wildfires.

Officers issued 15 violation tickets for illegal campfires over the last week, according to a social media post by the B.C. Conservation Service.

The post did not specify where in the province the tickets were issued.

The price of being caught with an illegal campfire is $1,150.

There is a campfire and open burning ban across the province due to the extreme fire hazard and to help prevent human-caused wildfires.

In the post, officers also remind the public that target shooters are not allowed to use binary exploding targets during fire bans.

For the very latest on campfire and opening burning go here.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Kim Anderson or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile